Adele’s “Someone Like You” was co-written by the guy from Semisonic.
Not sure how I missed that until now…
How did I miss that? How did I miss all the coverage of the Minnesota connection? (The Strib published a couple of stories… but for some reason the Current never talks about it, which makes no sense, or maybe I just miss it, every time.*)
But, then, we also all more or less ignored the fact that Young Adult not only takes place in Minnesota but also doesn’t even have those accents y’all
have complain about in the movies and actually pretty accurately portrays Minnesota in the early millennium!
Anyway, we’re quite centered on having our own Minnesota-centric culture, so when something Minnesotan is huge and national there’s a little bit of cognitive dissonance. That’s a working theory, anyway.
Or maybe I just thought I was paying attention and missed it all.
*Apropos of nothing except my recent annoyance: No one makes me want to troll the way John Munson does.